Published on: May 7, 2019

Partner, Louis Lessig, Joins The Podcast “Inevitable: The Future Of Work” To Discuss “Legality Of HR In The Modern Era”

Our partner, Louis Lessig recently joined Amy Dufrane, CEO of HRCI, and Joe Mechlinski, CEO of SHIFT on their new podcast, Inevitable: The Future of Work to discuss “Legality of HR in the Modern Era” and more specifically employment litigation in the areas of discrimination, harassment, hostile work environments, the #metoo movement, and wage and hour irregularities. Episode 007 of the podcast is part of their ongoing discussions with thought leaders who converse over issues related to societal and workplace adversity, showcasing the changes (or lack thereof) organizations are making to create the best work environment for today’s modern workplace.

Listen to other episodes, review, and subscribe to hear Amy and Joe get real with prolific icons and influencers to talk about our rapidly evolving world, changes in the workplace, and everything in between. The Future is now. Are you ready?

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Source: Inevitable: The Future of Work
Published on: May 7, 2019

Shawn C. Huber, Esquire To Be A Moderator At Upcoming New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar “A New Frontier: How NJT v. Sanchez Changed the Relationship Between Workers’ Comp & Personal Injury Law

Shawn C. Huber, Esquire will be a moderator at a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar on May 21, 2019 titled “A New Frontier:  How NJT v. Sanchez Changed The Relationship Between Workers’ Comp & Personal Injury Law.” The program provides “practical analysis and strategies for handling issues involving the Appellate  Division’s reasoning in the Sanchez case, as well as guidance and strategies in your practice to handle similar cases…” To register, please go to the following link:




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Source: New Jersey Institute for Continued Legal Education
Published on: March 8, 2019

Women’s History Month 2019

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Source: Women's History Month
Published on: January 29, 2019

Brown & Connery Announces New Partners

Brown & Connery, LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer A. Harris and Eric E. Fingerman have become Partners with the Firm.

Jennifer A. Harris concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, real estate and bankruptcy matters. Ms. Harris has substantial litigation experience in both federal and state court. Aspects of her practice include the representation of individuals, businesses, and public entities in matters such as residential and commercial foreclosures, real estate transactions, contract litigation, and landlord tenant actions.

Eric E. Fingerman  concentrates his practice in defense of worker’s compensation. He assists William T. Freeman with managing the firm’s worker’s compensation defense practice group. Mr. Fingerman has represented insurance carriers, county and municipal governments, self-insured employers, third party administrators and multiple school boards in the New Jersey Division of Worker’s Compensation since 2005. He has prepared and argued numerous worker’s compensation matters before the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. Mr. Fingerman was selected as a New Jersey “Rising Star” attorney in the field of Worker’s Compensation by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2012-2017; a designation limited to no more than 2.5% of Attorneys in the State. He was also named a 2016 Awesome Attorney of South Jersey in the field of Worker’s Compensation by South Jersey Magazine. Mr. Fingerman is a lecturer in Basic Worker’s Compensation and Advanced Worker’s Compensation Issues for both the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education and National Business Institute.

Brown & Connery, LLP is also pleased to welcome the following attorneys who joined our firm:

Kelly E. Adler

Hannah Girer-Rosenkrantz

Kristyn M. Haviland

Kayla L. Louis

Laurel P. Peltzman

Bryan H. Sullivan

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Source: Brown & Connery Announces New Partners To The Firm
Published on: January 11, 2019

Shawn C. Huber, Esquire To Speak At Upcoming Webinar Sponsored By Clear Law Institute

Shawn C. Huber, Esquire will be speaking at a live webinar titled “Subrogation Rights for Employers in Workers’ Compensation: The New Frontier Post NJT v. Sanchez” on January 30, 2019.  The program will cover Mr. Huber’s recent landmark decision and provide practical advice and information for employers, workers’ compensation carriers, and attorneys.  To register, complete the form located at the following link: Subrogation Rights for Employers in Workers’ Compensation:  The New Frontier Post NJT v. Sanchez.  Attendees can receive a 35% discount off of the registration fee by using the discount code SHuber148252.  The webinar is sponsored by Clear Law Institute and provides CLE, HRCI, and SHRM credits.

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Source: Subrogation Rights for Employers in Workers' Compensation: The New Frontier Post NJT v. Sanchez
Published on: December 4, 2018

Partner, Shawn C. Huber, Wins Appeal and Makes New Law for Employers

Partner Shawn C. Huber won an appeal in New Jersey Transit Corp. v. Sanchez on December 4, 2018. A three-judge appellate panel held that the trial judge below erred in finding that New Jersey’s verbal threshold defense barred New Jersey Transit Corp.’s subrogation claim against a third party tortfeasor for workers’ compensation benefits paid to its employee. Huber argued that recent case law should be extended to permit New Jersey Transit Corp.’s claim and that the verbal threshold defense did not apply. The Appellate Division agreed in a landmark published decision that changes the law to substantially benefit employers in recovering such benefits.

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Source: New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Transit Corp. v. Sanchez
Published on: October 4, 2018

Louis R. Lessig, Esquire To Present For The Emerson Group on “Managing Under Duress: How to Navigate the Latest Legislative and Legal Creations”

Louis R. Lessig, a partner in our Employment and Labor group will be presenting for The Emerson Group on, “Managing Under Duress: How to Navigate the Latest Legislative and Legal Creations” –  October 11th at the Cherry Hill Library.  The event will be from 8:30am – 10:00am.  He will be engaging on several areas, including paid sick leave in New Jersey, equal pay and marijuana in the workplace as well as other issues.  The event is open to the public and registration can be made here:



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Source: The Emerson Group
Published on: August 9, 2018

South Jersey Magazine’s Yearly “Top Attorneys” Awarded to Brown & Connery Attorneys

Congratulations to Brown & Connery attorneys William M. Tambussi, John E. Wallace, Jr., Retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice, Laurel B. Peltzman, and J.T. Triantos.  SJ Magazine’s yearly Top Attorneys issue is out and our attorneys made the list for Regulatory Government, Mediation, Employee Benefits, and Litigation, respectively.  Top Attorneys are nominated by their peers and featured in the SJ Magazine’s August Issue.  Read more:


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Source: South Jersey Magazine's 2018 Top Attorneys
Published on: July 3, 2018

Louis R. Lessig, Esquire, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Partner With Brown & Connery, LLP, Recipient Of The 2018 HR Consultant Of The Year Award

Louis R. Lessig, Esquire, partner with Brown & Connery, LLP in their labor & employment group is the recipient of the 2018 HR Consultant of the Year Award. Developed in 2001, the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Awards – which includes “HR Consultant of the Year,” “HR Rising Star of the Year,” and “HR Person of the Year” – spotlight the region’s human resources industry and recognize the HR professionals and consultants who exemplify performance excellence and outstanding achievement in the field.

Lessig, a recognized thought leader, employment litigator, labor contract negotiator, counselor, speaker, author and trainer focuses his practice in labor & employment law.  He has presented on numerous employment topics and has already taken the stage over one hundred and forty times locally, regionally, and nationally for clients and associations delivering his unique and engaging perspective as a full time practicing litigator who takes the challenging legal and legislative landscape, makes it digestible, interesting and often fun for audience members.

Lessig has been interviewed by such outlets as National Public Radio (NPR) and been published by various organizations including XpertHR, Thompson and Aspen Publishing.

As a dedicated volunteer, he has served as President of the Alumni Board for Muhlenberg College as well as serving on the boards and as President for the Camden County Bar Association and subsequently for the Camden County Bar Foundation. Lessig is the Immediate Past President of Tri-State HRMA, after completing his two year term as President of the chapter, as well serving as Legislative Chair. He also serves as the New Jersey State Legislative Director for Garden State Council – SHRM.

He is the recipient of multiple previous honors and awards for his work, including, but not limited to being an Honoree for the SmartCEO Centers of Influence Award and Winner of the SmartCEO Esquire Industry Practice Award.

Louis R. Lessig, shown here accepting the HR Consultant Award at the 18th Annual HR
Person of the Year Award dinner on May 23rd. (*photos courtesy of Fig Tree Photography).


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Source: HR Person of the Year Awards
Published on: June 21, 2018

Brown & Connery Partners with Ronald McDonald House

Our attorneys, Jennifer Harris, Timothy Horn, Tara Humma, Kathleen Dohn, Chad Davis, Kelly Adler, and Michael DiPiero, joined our friends at TD Bank to serve dinner to the families staying at Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia. These families come from all over the country and the world seeking medical treatment for their children. The Ronald McDonald House provides families with the ability to stay together in a homelike setting rather than spending time shuttling from hospital room to hotels and back. The Ronald McDonald House offers daily meals to these families served by volunteer groups. The firm was glad to partner with TD Bank to host dinner for the wonderful children, families, and staff at the Ronald McDonald House. It is the first of what we expect will be a regular event for Brown & Connery. For more information on the Ronald McDonald House and the great work they do, please visit

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Source: Brown & Connery Partner With Ronald McDonald House